September 3rd, 2013   

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The medically compromised patient

We are seeking your feedback regarding the treatment of medically compromised patients:

  1. What are the most important questions you have about treating medically compromised patients?
  2. What are the steps and/or tips you would like to know about treating medically compromised patients?

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Congratulations Dr. Jack Cottrell

Dr. Jack Cottrell, past CDA president, was elected for a second 3-year term on FDI Council. More on this topic in our weekly news bites.

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Clinical matters: Should chronic xerostomia patients use dental adhesive materials?

This summary is based on the article published in Gerodontology: Clinical aspects of the use of dental adhesive materials in patients with chronic xerostomia (June 2013)

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View from the Chairside: The art of treatment planning and case presentation

I have been in general practice for 8 years. During that time, I have learned that in order to keep dentistry fun for me, it is important to regularly take interesting and informative continuing education courses.

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How effective are antimicrobial solutions?

This summary is based on the article published in Australian Endodontic Journal: Evaluation of the antimicrobial activities of chlorhexidine gluconate, sodium hypochlorite and octenidine hydrochloride in vitro (April 2013)

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View from the Chairside: Henry Schein Back-to-School Program

On August 22, 2013, Henry Schein Canada’s corporate office hosted its 8th annual Back-to-School Program for children in the Niagara Region.

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Does gender matter in patient-provider interactions?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Interactions between patients and dental care providers. Does gender matter? (April 2013)

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Could green tea improve bond strength following bleaching?

This summary is based on the article published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences: Can green tea be used to reverse compromised bond strength after bleaching? (August 2013)

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Nova Scotia Invests in Oral Health

The Nova Scotia government is investing in oral health with a focus on improving dental care for children.

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